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Fun grand opening festivities for IKEA in Merriam, Kansas

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IKEA is coming to the Kansas City metro area and it is being met with great anticipation. To celebrate this opening kick off with IKEA's 40th store in the US there are some really fun giveaways and festivities tied to the grand opening. IKEA will open its doors to the public on September 10 at 9am. Excited customers are welcome to line up for this grand opening starting 48 hours before. You may want to participate in this line up because IKEA is giving away thousands of dollars in gift cards and merchandise as part of the grand opening.

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If you want to stand in line and be one of the first to marvel in Kansas' first IKEA and 10,000 square feet of home decorating heaven then check out this list of potential prizes to be won:

  • Rest Assured – The first 40 adults (18 & older) in line for the IKEA Merriam grand opening on September 10, 2014 will receive a free EKTORP three-seat sofa, honoring our new 40th U.S. store.
  • Take a Seat (And We Mean Take It!) – The next 100 adults (18 & older) in line at the IKEA Merriam grand opening on September 10, 2014 will receive a free POÄNG armchair.
  • For the (Truly) Young at Heart – The first 100 children (17 & younger) in line at IKEA Merriam grand opening on September 10, 2014 will receive a free FAMNIG heart-shaped soft toy.
  • Pick a Card, Any Card – The first 2,500 adults (18 & older) to visit IKEA Merriam on September 10, 2014 will receive a random prize envelope with IKEA Gift Cards ranging from $10 to $250, or a “Buy One, Get One Free” cinnamon bun, hotdog or frozen yogurt voucher.
  • Happy Birthday to You and Us – Visitors bringing proof to IKEA Merriam on September 10, 2014 that their birthday is the same as the store’s can receive a gift card in the amount of $40, a tie-in corresponding to IKEA Merriam as the 40th IKEA store in the U.S.
  • Enter our Home, Enter to Win – From September 10 through September 12, 2014, visitors to IKEA Merriam may enter a drawing to win one of ten $1,000 IKEA Gift Cards through the IKEA FAMILY loyalty program. IKEA is matching the prizes (a total of $10,000) with a donation to Amethyst Place, a local provider of safe and supportive housing to women recovering from drug and alcohol addiction, and their children.

But don't fret, the gift giving continues on for two more days. Thursday and Friday also bring goodies for the first guests to enter the store.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

  • Sleep Like Royalty – The first 40 adults (18 and older) in IKEA Merriam on Thursday, September 11, 2014 will receive a free queen-sized SULTAN HALLEN mattress.
  • Take it Easy – The next 100 adults (18 and older) in IKEA Merriam on Thursday, September 11, 2014 will receive free home delivery for their purchases on that day.
  • Kids Choice – Children 12 & under eat for free at IKEA Merriam on Friday, September 12, 2014. Friday, September 12, 2014

Friday, September 12, 2014

  • Meatballs for a Year – The first 40 adults (one per immediate family) in IKEA Merriam on Friday, September 12, 2014 will receive a voucher for a monthly meatball meal for a family of four at IKEA Merriam’s Restaurant through next year, expiring on September 30, 2015.
  • Swedish Food Shopping Spree – The next 40 adults (18 or older) in IKEA Merriam on Friday, September 12, 2014 will receive an IKEA Food tote bag and a voucher to fill the bag up with whatever they want from IKEA Merriam’s Swedish Food market.
  • A Cold Sweet-ish Treat – The first 100 children (17 & under) in IKEA Merriam on Friday, September 12, 2014 will receive a voucher for a soft-serve frozen yogurt available that day at IKEA Merriam’s Exit Bistro.

There will also be some fun activities going on for the first few days the opening.

Wednesday, September 10 - Sunday, September 14, 2014

  • Play Big If You’re Little – Balloon artists, entertainment and face-painting will enhance the family-friendly fun at IKEA Merriam from September 10 through September 14, 2014.

With two dining options, affordable furniture and accessories, in store child care and an enormous selection of products, IKEA is sure to have something for everyone. Surely we are all happy to not drive to Dallas to visit an IKEA anymore! If you are one of the brave ones that will be lining up for a freebie - Good luck to you!

IKEA Merriam can be found at 6000 IKEA Dr. in Merriam Kansas on the Eastern side of Interstate 35.

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